I've been buying shoes for over 40 years and have never had a shoe split or crack regardless of the price. Perhaps you should buy your correct size in a real store and stay away from those defective 2 nds. The first shoes that I bought on my own as a grownup were AE and then Churches, Peal. Bally, McAfee and Ferrigamo. It was only two years ago that I bought a CH and all I can say is that they are not bad and are comfortable.
6/27/12 at 6:08pm